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- Mike Lindell says Jimmy Kimmel is requesting to interview him on his show.
- But Kimmel had one request, Lindell said: The pillow CEO has to sit inside a giant claw machine.
- Lindell said this is because he is unvaccinated.
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell says late-night show host Jimmy Kimmel had one request of him: The pillow CEO must sit inside a giant claw machine during their interview.
“A lot of you have reached out to me: ‘Mike, don’t do it, he’s going to attack you. Why did you agree to go inside a claw game?'” Lindell said during a Facebook live stream on Tuesday. Lindell is scheduled to appear on Kimmel’s talk show, “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” on Tuesday.
“Which I did, because they, you can’t go inside the studio if you’re not vaccinated. And of course, I’m not vaccinated,” Lindell added.
“Maybe I’ll find out that that claw game was rigged, huh, the one that picks up the stuffed animals,” Lindell quipped, seemingly referencing his own baseless claims of widespread election fraud.
The pillow CEO said his appearance on Kimmel “should be very, very interesting.” He also said he was only agreeing to the interview because he thinks it will help “save our country.”
Kimmel appeared to confirm Lindell’s account, tweeting: “MyPillow Mike from a claw machine tonight!”
—Jimmy Kimmel Live (@JimmyKimmelLive) January 31, 2023
Kimmel said on Monday that Lindell has “repeatedly” asked to be on the show, and that he’s tried to invite Lindell back many times.
Lindell’s last appearance on Kimmel’s show was in April 2021. During their nearly 20-minute conversation, Kimmel pummeled Lindell with questions about his voter fraud claims.
“A lot of people didn’t want you to come on this show. Liberals and conservatives, told me not to have you on, and they told you don’t go on the show,” Kimmel told Lindell in 2021. “But I think it’s important that we talk to each other.”
Lindell is fresh off a big loss in his race for RNC chair, where he only secured four votes.
Lindell and representatives for Kimmel did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.